Ocean sport quota report

The four ocean management areas between the U.S.-Canada border and Cape Falcon, OR opened for recreational salmon fishing for all species except coho on June 19.  The Columbia Ocean and Westport areas opened for all salmon species on June 27; the La Push and Neah Bay areas opened for all salmon species on July 4.  Catch details for each of the areas are described below.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) approved a recreational chinook catch quota of 27,250 fish for 2021, similar to last year’s total. The PFMC, which establishes fishing seasons in ocean waters three to 200 miles off the Pacific coast, also adopted a quota of 70,000 coho for this year's recreational ocean fishery – an increase from last year’s coho quota of 26,500.

In-season Management actions:

July 20, 2021 - Effective 12:01AM Saturday, July 24, the bag limit in the Neah Bay area is modified to 2 salmon, only one of which may be a Chinook

August 6, 2021 - Westpoint area is open to recreational salmon fishing 7 days per week

August 20, 2021 - Effective 12:01AM Saturday, August 21, the bag limit in the Westport area is modified to 2 salmon.

August 26, 2021 -  Effective 12:01AM Monday, August 30, the Columbia River area was closed to salmon fishing.

September 2, 2021 -  Effective 12:01AM Saturday, September 4, the La Push area was closed to salmon fishing. Effective 12:01AM Wednesday, September 8, the Westport area was closed to salmon fishing.

Coastwide ocean totals

Coho quota: 70,000
Chinook quota: 27,250

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of total coho quota Percent of total chinook guideline Number of Pink Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25

Jun 19-20

1,091 489 0 489 0 0% 2% 0 0.45 0.00 0.45
26

Jun 21-27

4,147 1,579 277 2,068 277 0% 8% 3 0.38 0.07 0.45
27

Jun 28-Jul 4

3,470 1,341 999 3,409 1,276 2% 13% 4 0.39 0.29 0.68
28 Jul 5-11 6,402 2,398 3,827 5,807 5,103 7% 21% 51 0.37 0.60 0.98
29 Jul 12-18 7,420 2,395 3,399 8,202 8,502 12% 30% 158 0.32 0.46 0.80
30 Jul 19-25 6,948 1,709 3,195 9,911 11,697 17% 36% 263 0.25 0.46 0.74
31 Jul 26-Aug 1 6,273 1,264 4,494 11,174 16,190 23% 41% 221 0.20 0.72 0.95
32 Aug 2-8 8,857 1,494 8,443 12,669 24,634 35% 46% 138 0.17 0.95 1.14
33 Aug 9-15 9,835 1,990 10,656 14,659 35,290 50% 54% 243 0.20 1.08 1.31
34 Aug 16-22 8,618 1,795 9,720 16,454 45,010 64% 60% 46 0.21 1.13 1.34
35 Aug 23-29 10,569 808 11,604 17,262 56,614 81% 63% 34 0.08 1.10 1.18
36 Aug 30-Sep 5 3,676 315 5,800 17,577 62,414 89% 65% 18 0.09 1.58 1.67
37 Sep 6-12 1,087 131 1,606 17,708 64,021 91% 65% 12 0.12 1.48 1.61
38 Sep 13-15 32 0 41 17,708 64,058 92% 65% 0 0.00 1.28 1.28

Columbia River area (including Oregon)

This area was closed to salmon fishing on Sunday August 29.  Through Sunday, August 29, 6,021 Chinook (84% of the area guideline) and 39,514 coho (93% of the area subquota) have been landed. 

Coho quota: 42,400
Chinook quota: 7,200

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25

Jun 19-20

310 160 0 160 0 0% 2% 0 0.52 0.00 0.52
26

Jun 21-27

1,338 337 255 497 255 1% 7% 0 0.25 0.19 0.44
27

Jun 28-Jul 4

1,250 88 880 585 1,135 3% 8% 0 0.07 0.70 0.77
28 Jul 5-11 2,822 229 3,217 814 4,352 10% 11% 0 0.08 1.14 1.22
29 Jul 12-18 3,628 615 2,205 1,429 6,557 15% 20% 0 0.17 0.61 0.78
30 Jul 19-25 2,857 371 2,326 1,800 8,883 21% 25% 0 0.13 0.81 0.94
31 Jul 26-Aug 1 3,383 210 3,484 2,009 12,367 29% 28% 0 0.06 1.03 1.09
32 Aug 2-8 6,057 739 6,396 2,748 18,762 44% 38% 0 0.12 1.06 1.18
33 Aug 9-15 6,261 1,248 7,796 3,996 26,558 63% 56% 0 0.20 1.25 1.44
34 Aug 16-22 6,747 1,547 7,397 5,543 33,955 80% 77% 0 0.23 1.10 1.33
35 Aug 23-29 6,724 478 5,559 6,021 39,514 93% 84% 0 0.07 0.83 0.90

Westport

This area was closed to salmon fishing on Tuesday, September 7.  Through Sunday, September 12, 7,009 Chinook (54% of the area guideline) and 20,687 coho (101% of the area subquota) have been landed. 

Coho quota: 20,440
Chinook quota: 12,925

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25

Jun 19-20

378 206 0 206 0 0% 2% 0 0.54 0.00 0.54

26

Jun 21-27

1,383 711 18 917 18 0% 7% 0 0.51 0.01 0.53

27

Jun 28-Jul 4

1,333 867 115 1,784 133 1% 14% 0 0.65 0.09 0.74
28 Jul 5-11 1,977 941 476 2,725 608 3% 21% 2 0.48 0.24 0.72
29 Jul 12-18 2,172 611 846 3,336 1,454 7% 26% 7 0.28 0.39 0.67
30 Jul 19-25 2,364 771 342 4,107 1,796 9% 32% 7 0.33 0.14 0.47
31 Jul 26-Aug 1 1,734 725 675 4,832 2,471 12% 37% 13 0.42 0.39 0.81
32 Aug 2-8 2,283 690 1,704 5,522 4,176 20% 43% 7 0.30 0.75 1.05
33 Aug 9-15 2,794 682 2,225 6,204 6,401 31% 48% 9 0.24 0.80 1.04
34 Aug 16-22 1,311 153 2,096 6,357 8,497 42% 49% 2 0.12 1.60 1.72
35 Aug 23-29 3,181 247 5,445 6,604 13,942 68% 51% 0 0.08 1.71 1.79
36 Aug 30-Sep 5 3,013 277 5,291 6,881 19,233 94% 53% 0 0.09 1.76 1.85
37 Sep 6-12 952 128 1,455 7,009 20,687 101% 54% 1 0.13 1.53 1.66

La Push

This area was closed to salmon fishing on Friday September 3.  Through Sunday, September 5, 329 Chinook (25% of the area guideline) and 1,333 coho (93% of the area subquota) have been landed. 

Coho quota: 1,430
Chinook quota: 1,300

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25

Jun 19-20

0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
26

Jun 21-27

0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
27

Jun 28-Jul 4

0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
28 Jul 5-11 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
29 Jul 12-18 171 130 20 130 20 1% 10% 0 0.76 0.12 0.87
30 Jul 19-25 171 42 114 172 134 9% 13% 10 0.25 0.67 0.98
31 Jul 26-Aug 1 197 53 137 225 271 19% 17% 12 0.27 0.70 1.03
32 Aug 2-8 159 17 155 242 426 30% 19% 25 0.11 0.98 1.24
33 Aug 9-15 245 9 271 251 697 49% 19% 23 0.04 1.11 1.24
34 Aug 16-22 71 7 69 257 766 54% 20% 0 0.09 0.98 1.07
35 Aug 23-29 333 57 385 315 1,152 81% 24% 5 0.17 1.16 1.35
36 Aug 30-Sep 5 291 15 181 329 1,333 93% 25% 6 0.05 0.62 0.69

Neah Bay

Although the port of Neah Bay remains closed to public access, anglers can access Washington Marine Area 4 from the port of Sekiu.  A total of 32 anglers participated in the salmon fishery during the week of September 13-September 15, landing 0 Chinook and 41 coho.  Through Wednesday, September 15, 4,349 Chinook (75% of the area guideline) and 2,524 coho (44% of the area subquota) have been landed.  This area closed to salmon fishing as scheduled on Wednesday, September 15.

Coho quota: 5,730
Chinook quota: 5,825

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25

Jun 19-20

403 122 0 122 0 0% 2% 0 0.30 0.00 0.30
26

Jun 21-27

1,426 531 4 654 4 0% 11% 3 0.37 0.00 0.38
27

Jun 28-Jul 4

887 386 4 1,040 8 0% 18% 4 0.44 0.00 0.44
28 Jul 5-11 1,604 1,228 134 2,268 142 2% 39% 49 0.77 0.08 0.88
29 Jul 12-18 1,448 1,039 329 3,307 471 8% 57% 150 0.72 0.23 1.05
30 Jul 19-25 1,556 524 412 3,832 883 15% 66% 246 0.34 0.26 0.76
31 Jul 26-Aug 1 960 276 198 4,108 1,081 19% 71% 196 0.29 0.21 0.70
32 Aug 2-8 357 48 188 4,156 1,269 22% 71% 107 0.13 0.53 0.96
33 Aug 9-15 535 52 364 4,208 1,634 29% 72% 210 0.10 0.68 1.17
34 Aug 16-22 489 89 158 4,297 1,792 31% 74% 45 0.18 0.32 0.60
35 Aug 23-29 332 26 214 4,323 2,006 35% 74% 30 0.08 0.65 0.81
36 Aug 30-Sep 5 372 23 329 4,346 2,335 41% 75% 12 0.06 0.88 0.98
37 Sep 6-12 118 3 147 4,349 2,482 43% 75% 11 0.02 1.24 1.36
38 Sep 13-15 32 0 41 4,349 2,524 44% 75% 0 0.00 1.28 1.28

Previous years

To see past years' annual reports from the Pacific Fishery Marine Council, visit the PFMC website. For archival in-season ocean salmon information, visit our webpage.